Our story is set just after the first world war in Poplar, an east London borough with a population of 160,000 people crammed into the docklands in the bend of the River Thames (Poplar) and the area just north of it (Bow).
Britain’s anti-trade-union legislation makes it harder for unions to fight for the rights of disabled workers and disabled people more generally. How?
Limiting issues on which unions may lawfully take action
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Ealing Trades Union Council is delighted to once again present a celebration of International Womens Day on March 8th. It's even more relevant than usual - women have been carrying the brunt of the crisis while their work and leadership has been under-recognised.
If you are a CWU member and would like to attend this course, please contact your branch.
Two days - short days, with lots of breaks and activities away from the screen! - of training about neurodiversity in the workplace. Open to all PCS union members. If you would like to attend, please contact your branch or regional training officer.
PCS members who have completed the Stage 1 Neurodiversity in the Workplace training will receive an invitation to register for this course.
Legendary anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass (pictured) once wrote that ‘Power concedes nothing without a demand’. He was spot on.
3rd December is the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
We have Janine Booth talking to us about neurodiversity.
Janine is an author, a poet and is a socialist trade unionist and tutor for rights of people with disabilities.
The courts prejudge and penalise,
applying law, not playing fair,
convicting of 'joint enterprise'
Two words that catch and criminalise
the skin you're in, the clothes you wear,
they prejudge and they penalise
You're guilty in the system's eyes
and though they know you were elsewhere
convict you of 'joint enterprise'
One hundred years ago, an arts movement was forming in a mainly-black district of New York City. Later known as the Harlem Renaissance, it was primarily cultural but also inescapably political. Literature, poetry, jazz, theatre, sculpture and more articulated the lives and demands of African-Americans no longer willing to be grateful that they were no longer enslaved.
O black and unknown bards of long ago.
How came your lips to touch the sacred fire?
How, in your darkness, did you come to know
The power and beauty of the minstrel’s lyre?
Who first from midst his bonds lifted his eyes?
Who first from out the still watch, lone and long.
Feeling the ancient faith of prophets rise
Within his dark-kept soul, burst into song?
James Weldon Johnson